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The Mathias Ham Historic Site will celebrate the Halloween season with a full day of activities on October 20, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Halloween themed house tours will detail the rise of Halloween and Halloween traditions as well as today’s fascination with ghost stories. Rumors from the Ham House’s own past will be revisited through the house tours as well. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and take place on the hour with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m.
At noon, a presentation on herb lore, entitled “Witches Brews” will take place at the log cabin. Crafts such as candle making and ghost dolls will be available to all visitors, as will historic games like snap apple and gossip. Hot apple cider will be provided.
At 2 p.m. Zach Mortensen, The Fire Eating Hypnotist, will bring his hypnotic powers to the Ham House for adults and children alike in an hour-long show. Tickets for the hypnotist show are limited and available online at rivermuseum.com/hamsite. Before and after the performance, Mortensen will be on hand doing magic for visitors.
“The Ham Site is a wonderful place to bring Halloween to life and to integrate the history of Halloween with the history of the site,” said Victoria Cote, Historic Site Coordinator for the Ham Site. “This is the first year for this event, and we look forward to mixing the new, such as a hypnotist, with the traditional elements of a historic site to create something dynamic and fresh.”
The cost to attend A Haunting on Lincoln Ave. is $7.50 for adults and $4 kids 3-17. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Members of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and Dubuque County Historical Society are free.
The cost to attend Zach Mortensen, The Fire Eating Hypnotist, in addition to all A Haunting on Lincoln Ave. activities is $11.50 for adults and $6 for all children. Seating for the show is limited and tickets are available below.
Hypnotist Show Tickets